International Network of Human Rights | Europe
Réseau International des Droits Humains | Europe
Red Internacional de Derechos Humanos | Europa

RIDHE in short

Since 2019, the International Network for Human Rights in Europe (RIDHE) works to defend and protect the human rights of the most vulnerable, being close to local realities in Latin America and the European Union.

About us

The International Network on Human Rights Europe (RIDHE) is a network of European and Latin American organisations whose main objective is to Latin American organisations whose main objective is to strengthen the capacities of actors involved in the protection and promotion of civil, economic, social and cultural protection and promotion of human, civil, economic, social and cultural rights. RIDHE accompanies civil society organisations, coalitions, platforms and human rights defenders who have been or continue to be victims of human rights violations. rights defenders who have been or continue to be subjected to human rights violations.

Our mission

Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, with regional offices in San José, Costa Rica. RIDHE is an international non-profit organisation (AISBL), whose particular mission is to promote collaborative work, creating partnerships collaborative work, creating alliances with organisations, foundations, universities, companies and other related institutions to develop its actions to promote the right to inclusive and quality education, humanitarian assistance, and international advocacy for the defence and denunciation of the violation of Human Rights before the main bodies of the United Nations and the the main bodies of the United Nations and the institutions of the European Union.

What are we getting at?

RIDHE aspires to a world with the same rights and equal rights and opportunities for all people.

We assist people in situations of forced mobility, refugees and migration flows mobility,  caused by economic vulnerability and by climate crisis.
We promote Inclusive Education, in order to fight discrimination against discrimination, racial inequality, and the gaps faced by gaps suffered by children, young people, women, people with disabilities and indigenous people with disabilities and indigenous and Afrodescendant people of African descent.

What makes us different

Our values

Commitment

with human rights and human dignity dignity of people; we aspire for all people to have equal opportunities to people have equal opportunities to decide their future to decide their future and to achieve individual and collective collective well-being.

Gender Equality

promote transformations inequalities and inequities in the status, construction of roles and status, role construction and position of men and women in men and women in society.

Collective effort

we work on the basis of people's co-responsibility for common interests common interests, alongside others and their organisations, through organisations through networks and alliances committed to our vision of the world.

Diversity

acting to ensure fair treatment, inclusion and access to opportunities for all people. people.

Independence

of any political group, religious belief or economic religious belief or economic interest.

Transparency

we are accountable to the institutions institutions we work with and to society at large. society in general.

Our Strategic
Objectives

Education
in Emergency

Actions to make education inclusive,creating opportunities for people in situations of forced mobility, we accompany children, young people, women, teachers and people with disabilities, women, teachers and people with disabilities. with disabilities.

Human
Rights

Design, adopt and support the implementation of a regional action plan for the protection of the rights of indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Honduras.

Humanitarian Assistance

We develop emergency response actions in response to humanitarian crises
to humanitarian crises, mitigating the risk of gender-based gender-based violence, human trafficking, psychosocial psychosocial support and mental health. Protecting the most vulnerable vulnerable people in situations of forced mobility.

International Advocacy and Public Policy

Promote the international protection of human rights Human Rights from the international and local governments. Protection and defence of civil society organisations and Human Rights Defenders of Human Rights, through advocacy work with advocacy work before the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU) and
the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU) and the
Organisation of American States (OAS).

Transversal Axes

Equality and gender, inclusion and anti-racism and non-discrimination,
adaptation to climate change, protection of populations in conditions of vulnerability and
vulnerability and psycho-emotional well-being.

What do we do?

The RIDHE has methodologies, instruments and tools that allow it to promote the following
lines of action:

Education in Emergencies Programme

Promote inclusive and quality education, especially for people in situations of forced mobility, humanitarian crises and at risk of social exclusion, by using humanitarian funds to support school, university and technical training scholarships.

Key components:

- Humanitarian Fund Management.
- Design and management of web platforms and virtual classrooms.
- Development of training programmes.
- Educational inclusion of people with disabilities.
- Teamwork and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Humanitarian Assistance Programme

This methodology focuses on promoting collaboration and networking between CSOs and other actors, with the aim of strengthening their capacity to address social challenges and contribute to the achievement of the global sustainable development goals.

Key components:

- RedProdepaz - Network of Networks: establishment of a network of networks to strengthen CSOs under threat and provide emergency funding to human rights defenders.
- Promotion of peaceful conflict resolution.
- Creation of spaces for debate and exchange.

International Advocacy Programme

This methodology seeks to influence international and local political agendas, thus contributing to the effective protection and promotion of human rights worldwide.

Key components:

- Events and collaborations.

- Advocacy at local, regional and international levels. Lab Incide: Training and capacity building laboratory for human rights defenders on international law and the universal and Inter-American human rights systems.

RIDHE in acction

Where we work

The European Union

Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland .

Latin America and the Caribbean

Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.

Meet our partners

RIDHE in short

Since 2019, the International Human Rights Network Europe (RIDHE) has been working to defend and protect the human rights of the most vulnerable by being close to local realities in Latin America and the European Union. We strengthen bi-regional dialogue to increase the capacities of our network member organizations, offer programs to meet the needs of emergency education, and build dialogue with indigenous and Afro-descendant communities.

About us

We are a European civil society organization based in Belgium, recognized as an International Non-Profit Association (AISBL).

We are a ‘network of networks’ committed to mobilizing actions, forging alliances, allocating resources, and nurturing relationships with Latin America and the Caribbean. Our goal is to collectively promote and protect human rights, grounded in the inherent dignity of all human beings.

We are activists, human rights defenders, who use our talents to develop advocacy strategies, legal information, analysis and action to promote the respect and protection of human rights in the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Our mission

We act on behalf of all those exposed to any form of harm because of their situation, identity, gender, sexual or religious orientation, or in the case of obstruction in their human rights work. Our commitment is motivated by the promotion of international standards aimed at guaranteeing human rights. We work in collaboration with UN and European institutions, governments and civil society organizations to respond appropriately to local needs and challenges. Our projects are designed to reflect our aspirations for change, promoting justice, solidarity and equal opportunity.

Our values

Solidarity

Committing ourselves to equality, inclusion and social justice for all.

Diversity

Acting to ensure fair treatment, inclusion and access to opportunities for all.

Equity

Guaranteeing fair and equal treatment and access to legal redress as a means of emancipation. 

Respect for human rights

Acting and protecting on behalf of those who have suffered oppression of their fundamental rights.

Our activities

  • Promote education in emergency situations in contexts of forced displacement and humanitarian crisis.
  • Design, adopt and support the implementation of a regional action plan for the protection of the rights of indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Honduras.
  • Encourage the leadership of young peace-builders to promote participation in the democratic process, collaborative initiatives for non-violence and the struggle against forced migration.
  • Empower civil society organizations, help them set their own goals, and give them the means to support and pursue progress based on equality, inclusion and sustainable economic growth.

Where do we work

European Union: Spain, Belgium, Netherlands

Latin America and the Caribbean: Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.

Our partners